YogaPaloozaX This Week & A Favor To Ask

Your YogaPaloozaX Schedule … & a class survey that needs your input … 

When YogaPaloozaX started two months — and 16 classes — ago, it seemed like it would last forever. Isn’t summer always like that?

Then whoosh! here we are and summer’s nearly gone.

The last two classes of our summer session are this week. Time to squeeze the last little bit out of our 10th Annual YogaPalooza celebration!

Here’s your schedule … plus, a favor to ask (in the form of an anonymous class survey that can help improve our classes and studio …)

Monday, August 28 ~ Peaceful Warrior

Warriors — and Warrior poses — can get a bad rap, conjuring up images of confrontation and war. That’s a shame, because that’s not the point. True Warriors are the ultimate peace-niks. It is through their internal strength, poise, confidence, and calm that they are able to rise above the tumult of life’s stresses and conflicts. Peaceful Warriors are heart-ful, not heartless.

Wednesday, August 30 ~ X Marks The Spot

X marks the spot on a treasure map. This year, YogaPalooza celebrated X, the 10th year of our special summer sessions. We’ll close our summer in YogaPaloozaVille with an X class to treasure.

Peaceful Hands Yoga 2017 Survey

Feedback is a great part of Yoga. Our body & brain give us feedback on every pose, which can transform our practice. Now I need some feedback from you.  Your thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and, yes, criticisms are incredibly helpful in making Peaceful Hands a better place for Yoga.

Whether you come to class regularly, once in awhile, or want to, but just haven’t had a chance, I would love to hear from you. Your answers are private and anonymous. Just 10 quick questions and a few minutes of your time.

The survey will stay open for just a few days, so please take a moment right now to share your thoughts with me. Thank you so much for your insights and help!

Here’s the link:  2017 Peaceful Hands Yoga Survey

Be sure to click “DONE” at the bottom of the survey to record your answers!

Classes this week

4:30 p.m. Level One   |   6:00 p.m. Level One/Level Two

We’ll be off Labor Day week … our 8-week Fall Sesh’ will begin Monday, September 11. I’ll send out a reminder when we get closer!

Thank you for sharing your Yoga with me this summer. YogaPalooza would be a drag without you.

Paloozaly Yours, Jackie 

YogaPaloozaX This Week: Yantra To Yin & More!

Just two weeks — and five classes — of YogaPaloozaX left!

Here’s this week in YogaPaloozaville — three unique, inspiring Yoga practices:

MONDAY, AUGUST 21 ~ 4:30 & 6:00 p.m. ~ Tibetan Yantra Yoga

Tibetan Yantra Yoga is special practice made up of unique Yoga sequences that knit together breath and movement. The result? A moving practice that loosens the joints and frees energy on a very deep level.

(No Class on Wednesday, August 23.)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 ~ 4:30 & 6:00 p.m. ~ Yin Yoga

Holding Yin Yoga poses for many focused breaths allows you to let go and say “ahhhh.” This traditional practice releases the muscles, helps to free up restrictions in connective tissue, and has a deeply relaxing and soothing effect on the mind.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 ~ 9:30 a.m. ~ Earth Wind & Fire

Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, reminds us that we are earth … wind … and fire.  This Ayurvedic-inspired practice will honor those elements within us as they relate to the physical body, the mind, and our natural energetic tendencies.

Monday & Friday Classes This Week

4:30 p.m. Level One   |    6:00 p.m. Level One/Two

Saturday Class

9:30 a.m. Level One/Two

Summer’s winding down and we’re in the home stretch of YogaPaloozaX … just FIVE classes left.  

If you’re keeping track, we have one added class to the calendar so YogaPaloozaX will extend through Wednesday, August 30.  Also one other change: our fall sesh’ will begin the week after Labor Day … on Monday, September 11.

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

YogaPaloozaX … X marks the spot.

Warmingly, Coolingly, Stretchfully, Restfully Yogically Yours, Jackie

The YogaPaloozaX schedule is here. General class info, including directions to the studio, is here.

YogaPaloozaX This Week ~ Oh My!

Just a quick reminder of what’s up in YogaPaloozaville this week (and a schedule update) …

Monday, August 14 ~ Good Vibrations … Focusing on the deepest energy of the body, we’ll use Yoga asanas and humming vibrations to refresh our central nervous system and encourage good health from top to bottom. You’ll sparkle from the inside out.

Wednesday, August 16 ~ Magical Mystery Yoga … You wait all year for this one, don’t you? Here it is. Don’t miss it.  (Please note ~ A familiarity with Yoga and with my classes is necessary to truly enjoy and benefit from this class. Currently registered 8-week and unlimited students only, please.)

4:30 p.m. Level One   |    6:00 p.m. Level One/Two

Summer’s winding down and we’re in the home stretch of YogaPaloozaX … SEVEN classes left.  

If you’re keeping track, we have one added class to the calendar so YogaPaloozaX will extend through Wednesday, August 30.  Also one other change: our fall sesh’ will begin the week after Labor Day … on Monday, September 11.

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

YogaPaloozaX … X marks the spot.

Fab4lisiciously, Hummmtastically Yours, Jackie

The YogaPaloozaX schedule is here. General class info, including directions to the studio, is here.

 

 

 

“Sweet 16” Workshop Is Saturday, 8/12 At 9:30 a.m.

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YogaPaloozaX continues this Saturday! Join one of my favorite Yoga and natural health instructors Margaret Leary and experience the “Sweet 16” energy flow series on Saturday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Peaceful Hands Yoga in Orange, Virginia.

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Margaret explains what the “Sweet 16” can do for you …

The Sweet 16 is an energy flow series of movement that follows the subtle energy channels of the body following Traditional Chinese Medicine. In our workshop, we will explore, through 16 specially designed exercises, the flow pattern moving from the yang (active energy) to the yin (quiet energy) through the lower body to the upper body and back again. By following these pathways, through specific exercises, energy is released and the resistance of the moves creates a feeling of lightness in the body as energy is moved from one muscle group on to the next.

The Sweet 16 is part of an overall Resistance Flexibility Strength Training (RFST) system. It is a system of exercise, movement, stretching, and resisting.  It cleanses and strengthens the physical body, but its effects will be felt on the spiritual, psychological, and emotional levels as well. As RFST Founder Bob Cooley has said, RFST is about “becoming flexible in ALL ways.”

Doing the Sweet 16 on a daily basis is like “brushing your teeth”… an inner body cleansing that will leave your body prepared to dance, play golf, do Yoga, or take part in the FUN activity of your choice.

Come feel the experience!

Margaret’s workshop will run from 9:30 until 11 a.m.  Dress for a Yoga-style class and bring your mat.

“Sweet 16” is part of our ongoing YogaPalooza session. It is included in the Unlimited Class option or counts for one class of the 8-class session.  Drop-in’s may attend for $13.

Check out the full YogaPalooza schedule here.  General info, including studio directions, are here.

YogaPalooza … because Summer & Yoga are perfect together.

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia

YogaPaloozaX This Week: Yoga Three Ways!

Make it a stress-free week with YogaPaloozaX.

Three classes this week that will Yogify you in wonderfully beneficial — and wonderfully different — ways. Your Yogafication begins here …

Monday, August 7 ~ Yoga Nidra

Level 1 at 4:30 p.m.  … Level 1 / Level 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Yoga Nidra is a classic practice, focused on quieting and calming the mind and spirit. Not as much movement as a regular on-the-mat practice, the foundation of Yoga Nidra is a beautiful and revitalizing guided meditation. There is a much (much) longer relaxation segment, so bring an extra layer or covering or pillow if you like. (No napping!)

Wednesday, August 9 ~ Sun ‘n’ Moon

Level 1 at 4:30 p.m.  … Level 1 / Level 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Classic Sun Salutations — Surya Namaskar — energize the body, warm and lubricate the joints, and stretch you to your edges.

Moon Salutations — Chandra Namaskar — cool the flow, soften the heart, and ease the mind.

Knit them together into a single class? Why that’s so crazy it just might work. Let’s do it.

(The video at the bottom of this post will give you a head start on preparing for your sunny sun saluting.)

Saturday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. ~ “Sweet 16” with Margaret Leary

Join one of my favorite Yoga and natural health instructors Margaret Leary and experience her “Sweet 16” energy flow series, based on the Resistance Flexibility Strength Training (RFST) system. Margaret’s wonderful practice will blend exercise, movement, stretching, and isometric resisting.  It cleanses and strengthens the physical body, and its effects will be felt even more deeply.

Lots of summer left … & it’s never too late to join us in YogaPaloozaVille.  

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

Sunshiney & Moontastically Yours, Jackie

The YogaPaloozaX schedule is here. General class info, including directions to the studio, is here.

YogaPaloozaX ~ Island Time For Hipsters!

A sandy beach … ocean waves on your toes … bright sun, blue sky … I’m positive that it’s time to stir it up!  YogaPaloozaX brings a hip little island vibe to Peaceful Hands Yoga this week. Join us!

Monday, July 31 ~ Reggae Yoga 

A little bit of drum, a little bit of sun (saluting), a little bit of beach spirit.  I’ll bring the Ocean Wall, you bring your mat!

Montego Bay

Montego Bay. Photo: Fritz Rudolf Loewa, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

Wednesday, August 2   ~   Hamsters? No.   Hipsters? Yes!

The hips are the essential hub that connects upper body and lower. Hips keep you solid and standing upright, they give you a place to sit, and they give you movement. They are also essential for proper hula-hooping. That’s a lot of responsibility if you think about it. Maybe that’s why they get so uptight and ornery from time to time. You know how much your hips want this class. Don’t disappoint them.

Join us  …

Monday & Wednesday 

4:30 p.m. Level 1  &  6:00 p.m. Level 1/Level 2

It’s never too late to join us in YogaPaloozaVille.  

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

Positively, Hipfully, Reggaesishly Yours, Jackie

The YogaPaloozaX schedule is here. General class info, including directions to the studio, is here.

This Week At YogaPaloozaX ~ Twisty-Twistedness

Just a little Yoga in YogaPaloozaville this week.

Remember, there will be no Yoga classes on Monday, July 24.

But, we’re back on Wednesday, July 26, for a class of twisty-twistedness.

A little something like this …

Need a little inspiration to perk up your twisty-twisted vinyasa? I know you’ll find something in here …

 

Class on Wednesday Only This Week

4:30 p.m. Level 1  &  6:00 p.m. Level 1/Level 2

It’s never too late to join us in YogaPaloozaVille.  

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

I hope to see you this week in YogaPaloozaville.  

TwistfullyYours, Jackie

The YogaPaloozaX schedule is here. General class info, including directions to the studio, is here.

… YogaPaloozaX, Where Summer Unfolds …

No Yoga Class WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

Very very sorry, but there will be no Yoga classes at Peaceful Hands on Wednesday, afternoon/evening July 19.

Please … if you have a friend who comes to class who might not get this message, would you let them know?

We’ll extend the session accordingly and move our “Peaceful Warrior” class to the end.

Remember … no classes on Monday, July 24 either, so I’ll look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, July 26.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility … and for helping to get the word out!

Flu-ishily Yours, Jackie

 

YogaPaloozaX This Week: Spines & Warriors …

YogaPaloozaX finds it way to your very center … with Spine Awakening on Monday and a Peaceful Warrior practice on Wednesday. Here’s what’s what in YogaPaloozaville this week.

Monday, July 17 ~ Spine Awakening

Without your spine you’d be like a chicken living at the Boneless Chicken Ranch …

(I have been waiting 15 years to share this with you.)

But, unlike the boneless chickens, you’re spinally mobile – with 26 bones, 120 muscles, and 100 joints. Your spine is the anchor of your physical movement and the hub that connects your mind to your body via the nervous system. Time to give your spine some Yoga love.

Wednesday, July 19 ~ Peaceful Warrior

Warriors — and Yoga’s Warrior poses — seem to conjure up visions of confrontation and war. That’s a shame, because that’s not the point. True Warriors are the ultimate peace-niks. It is through their internal strength, poise, and calm that they are able to rise above the tumult of life’s challenges and conflicts. Peaceful Warriors are heart-ful, not heartless.

Let’s feed our inner Warriors … our strong, poised, heart-ful Peaceful Warriors …

Oh, look!  Here’s a rabbit singing about the joys of having vertebrae. Plus, a giraffe! And, a puffin! Don’t believe me? Sing along …

 

“Everything In Life Is Fine, When You’re Constructed With A Spine.”

Monday & Wednesday

4:30 p.m. Level 1  &  6:00 p.m. Level 1/Level 2

It’s never too late to join us in YogaPaloozaVille.  

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

I hope to see you this week in YogaPaloozaville.  

Vertebrally Yours, Jackie

The YogaPaloozaX schedule is here. General class info, including directions to the studio, is here.

… YogaPaloozaX, Where Summer Unfolds …

YogaPaloozaX This Week: Be The Flow …

Go With The Flow?

Or, maybe Jay-Z was right. Maybe better to …

Be The Flow.

One YogaPaloozaX class down, 17 to flow, I mean, go!  Three classes this week means more ‘Palooza for you!

This week the theme is “flow” through Vinyasa Yoga classes on Monday & Wednesday and a special Saturday Trager® workshop that brings our flow back to balance.

MONDAY, JULY 10 ~ VINYASA, PART I, “ROCK” … 4:30 p.m. Level 1, 6:00 p.m. Level 1/Level 2 … Get your Yoga flowing with a breath-led, refreshing, and classic Vinyasa practice, that starts with Mountain, your rock.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 ~ VINYASA, PART II, “ROLL” … 4:30 p.m. Level 1, 6:00 p.m. Level 1/Level 2 … Not every Vinyasa starts standing, you know. This not-so-classic Vinyasa flow practice can lubricate sticky joints and rejuvenate body, mind, and heart. A little untraditional? A little off the beaten path? Roll with the possibilities …

And, don’t miss …

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 9:30 a.m. ~ “PLAY YOUR WAY TO BETTER BALANCE”  Certified Trager® Practitioner Carrie Heitsch leads this special class that will use imagery, sensory input, and gentle, playful movement  to help find and improve balance.  Carrie will share Trager Approach® principles, explore the body systems involved in balance (you might be surprised!), and share self-care movements that can enhance the comfort and ease with which you engage in any life activity.  Prerequisites: must be able to walk, but need not be able to chew gum at the same time. (Bring your mat and dress as you would for a Yoga class.) (90-minute class.)

It’s never too late to join us in YogaPaloozaVille.  

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

The YogaPaloozaX schedule is here. General class info, including directions to the studio, is here.

… YogaPaloozaX, Where Summer Unfolds …